Washington State L&I Workers' Compensation Adjudicator 3 - Case Reserve in Tumwater, Washington


Case Reserve is currently looking to hire two people to fill WCA 3 positions. Case Reserve is a great way to get a unique perspective on important aspects of the department's activities and build on the knowledge and skills you have already learned. As a WCA 3 in Case Reserve, you will learn about claim cost expectancy and how it affects employers' rates. You will work with the agencies actuaries and build a network of relationships with other divisions that utilize case reserves (Employer Services, Fraud Prevention and Labor Standards, Third Party, and Structure Settlement).

Case Reserve is the best place to be a WCA3, and provides great experience for your career beyond a WCA3.

*Case Reserve is right for you, if you... *

  • Enjoy learning the story of a claim.
  • Like considering the big picture.
  • Want to do work that matters. Case reserve helps keep the state fund solvent, ensures employers are rewarded for keeping claim costs down, ensures penalties are accurate to unregistered employers, provides information for negotiations when there is a third party involved, etc. Not only is the work important, but these positions also offer flexibility (flex schedules and teleworking are available). Apply today; you will be glad you did.

Some of what you will do:

  • Perform a thorough file review of all types of state fund claims, extracting information from the claim file to support future cost estimates.
  • Interpret medical, vocational and legal information in a claim file to determine future potential costs for individual claims in regards to further medical treatment and vocational services as well as possible pensions.
  • Compute an estimated cost for future Time Loss, PPD, Medical, and Vocational Services for the Accident and Medical Aid Funds.
  • Document findings on the case reserve worksheet completely and consistently to establish an audit trail for the industrial insurance rates.

Who should apply:

A Bachelor's degree and one year of experience in adjudication of complex claims under Title 51 or Crime Victims Compensation insurance program at the Worker Compensation Adjudicator classification. OR Two years of experience in adjudication of complex claims under Title 51 or Crime Victims Compensation program at the Worker Compensation Adjudicator 3 classification.

What we are looking for:

  • Ability to research, analyze facts, perform mathematical calculations, and apply rules and regulations contained in federal law, state law and department procedures.
  • Motivated self-starters who take initiative and who continually develop and upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Meet productivity standards, deadlines and work schedules; working to be efficient in the use of resources, work time and equipment.
  • Professional, prompt, dependable, maintaining the highest level of confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
  • Willing to ask for help and offer help when needed.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office, web browsers, and other applications. Use dual monitors to access and move between multiple programs.

In addition to your application, the process requires that you include a cover letter/letter of interest clearly addressing the above section of job announcement titled "What we are looking for" to be included in your application package.

Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This job announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Application review starts immediately and the hiring authority reserves the right to offer the job at any time. It's to your advantage to apply quickly.

Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Prior to any new hire into L&I;, a background check, including criminal record history, will be conducted.

To apply, follow the "Apply" link above Jobs advertised as Open Continuous will be closed without notice. Apply quickly!

We're looking for evidence that you have what we're looking for. Your application materials will be used for deciding who'll be selected for interview.

For more information about the Department of Labor & Industries visit: http://www.lni.wa.gov/ OR Contact us at: Jobs@Lni.wa.gov

L&I; strives to attract and retain a high-performing and diverse workforce in which our differences are respected and valued to better meet the needs of the diverse customers we serve. L&I; fosters an inclusive environment that promotes safety, collaboration, flexibility and fairness so that all employees can participate and contribute to their full potential.

This position is represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). That means that, as a condition of employment, no later than the 30th day following the beginning of your employment, you must pay the WFSE either membership dues, a representation fee or, for bona fide religious non-associators an amount equal to dues to be used in a program within the union in harmony with the employee's conscience.

Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 902-5700. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

The State of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: $3,795.00 - $4,977.00 Monthly

Location: Thurston County – Tumwater, WA

Job Type: Agency Internal - Permanent

Department: Dept. of Labor & Industries

Job Number: 2017-08169

Closing: 10/1/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

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Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov